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How ‘eSports’ Is Changing the College Sports Scene

The trend toward formal recognition of video gaming as a college “sport” has its potential drawbacks, according to some. While Michael Young, a cognitive and educational psychologist and an expert on gaming and education at the University of Connecticut, agrees that competitive or even casual gaming can have real developmental benefits of the kind that “makes for fine citizens,” Young cautioned colleges not to “run with scissors” in their rush to catch up.

Neag School Accolades – February 2017

Congratulations to our Neag School alumni, faculty, staff, and students on their continued accomplishments inside and outside the classroom.

In Memoriam: Professor Emerita Alexinia Baldwin ’71 Ph.D.

Professor emerita Alexinia Young Baldwin ’71 Ph.D. of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, died on Jan. 21, 2017. She was 91.

Del Siegle Named Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs

Professor Del Siegle has been named Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs for the Neag School. Siegle, a professor of gifted education in the Neag School’s Department of Educational Psychology, where he has served as department head since 2011, will officially join the Dean’s Office leadership team on Jan. 3, 2017.

Neag School Alumni Board Scholarship Application Form

Equity Cluster Hire: An Investment With Continuing Returns

Social justice and equity remains an area of focus for Neag School researchers, particularly given that the achievement gap between Connecticut’s low-income and minority students and their peers is among the largest in the United States. Here, the Neag School highlights several key avenues of research work in this area.

Neag School Accolades — November 2016

Congratulations to our Neag School alumni, faculty, staff, and students on their continued accomplishments inside and outside the classroom.

10 Questions With Three Future Teachers Studying in South Africa

Three Neag School students — Alexandra “Ali” Jabick ’16 (ED), ’17 MA, Cheyann Kelly ’16 (ED), ’17 MA, and Yizhi Wang ’16 (ED), ’17 MA — each in their fifth year of the Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s program with a concentration in elementary education, are currently spending the semester in Cape Town, South Africa, where they are working at Christel House School, which is run entirely on donations and where all students are on full scholarship.

Celebrating International Education Week, Nov. 14-18, 2016

From Nov. 14-18, 2016, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education commemorates International Education Week, an opportunity to “celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.” This joint initiative focuses on promoting programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and that attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

As part of this weekly celebration, the Neag School of Education is taking the opportunity to highlight a few of its own Global Experiences programs.

Noyce Scholarships Offer Opportunity, Support for Careers in Teaching Science

Thanks to a $30,000 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship, 43-year-old Arthur Lerner is now advancing his education through the Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates at UConn’s Avery Point campus. The scholarship is helping to create a smooth transition for him as he goes from nonprofit work to pursuing a career as a biology teacher.